Spaghetti squash is a great way to lighten up any meal!
Instead of using pasta, try using spaghetti squash. This squash gets its name due to the similar look of spaghetti pasta. When cooked, and flaked with a for, the inside of the squash reveals long strand spaghetti like meat. Try your spaghetti squash topped with chicken and sage, in a velvety sauce!
Garlic that is roasted in the oven at a low temperature for a few hours turns into a rich, deep amber paste, perfect for flavoring dishes that have more mellow flavors just like this one. I highly recommend you don’t skip this step! If you like, bake a few heads of garlic to save for a future recipe, they will keep in the refrigerator for a week or two.
Sprinkle this mixture on both sides of the chicken.
Heat pan over medium heat, dash of olive oil.
Cook chicken until no longer pink in center.
Cool slightly, dice into cubes.
Prepare the Sauce
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat, add sage. Add half of the whole roasted garlic head, mash up to incorporate. Garlic will break down more and combine into sauce nicely when liquid is added.
Add arrowroot slurry and cook for about 2 minutes until lightly brown.
Add 1/2 cup chicken broth. Stir, scrape up browned bits from bottom of the pan (all the goodness!) Simmer slowly until thickened.
A cornstarch slurry is simply cornstarch mixed with a little bit of water. If you put cornstarch directly into your dish it will get clumpy and will not thicken your dish properly. Here, mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1/2 teaspoon of water.
Add half of squash into each squash shell. Top with chicken. Drizzle (or load on) the sauce. Enjoy!
These stuffed spaghetti squash are perfect for meal prep! Bake a few squash, make your sauce, and cook your chicken. Keep everything separate until you are ready to eat that day, combine and heat. Lunch, done!
Here you will find all of the delicious food you love to eat, without the ingredients that can cause your body to fight back. No inflammatory oil, no soy or dairy, and no inflammatory wheat or gluten.
I founded Eat Smart, a food wellness system that helps you feel your best by learning about ingredients in your food that are holding you back! Eat Smart provides clean recipes your body will love, clean food swaps for your favorite foods like chips, power bars and all of your favorite foods - without artificial ingredients, or sneaky additives that can wreak havoc on your health. Learn more here.
I never cared about the ingredients in my food, but I learned that lab made ingredients, gluten & dairy were having terrible effects on my body. For over a decade I struggled with cystic acne, joint pain & other health issues. Cutting out inflammatory foods & fake ingredients changed my life!
To learn more about achieving your own total wellness through food & get practical tips to cut through health-food confusion, be sure and follow me on instagram and subscribe to my youtube channel: EatSmartBeWell
Cooking has been my saving grace, and brings me bliss, even on the darkest of days. I hope cooking the recipes here can bring you bliss too!